Dawn DiCicco grew up at the Jersey Shore, and was fortunate to have had the beach as her backyard, spending most of her time observing and contemplating the tranquility of the sea, together with its effect on the land and wildlife. That love and appreciation of the ecosystem connected Dawn to nature at a young age. Her artistic talent blossoming, Dawn began illustrating and painting landscapes, seascapes and marine wildlife. Becoming interested in artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat and Cy Twombly, Dawn became eager to experiment with a new medium and
turned to abstract expressionist painting, which highlights the painter’s personal vision through the use of shape, color, line, and texture. “I am liberated from the precision of realism by expressing myself in this genre of painting and have discovered that through abstract expressionism I am better able to personalize my love of nature”.
Dawn’s work has been shown in galleries and private collections throughout New Jersey. Awards include; Studio Montclair’s Viewpoints 2015, Honorable Mention; 2014 Guild of Creative Art 22nd Annual Open Juried Show, Best In Painting; and Monmouth Museum NJ Emerging Artist 2013.
Nancy Karpf explains, “Looking at my surroundings and finding relationships among colors and shapes has always intrigued me. I like to take those relationships and try to push them to heightened levels.” Nancy often uses photographic images from her extensive travels as a point of departure and inspiration. She juxtaposes bold colors, textures, and the play of light as well as loose and gestural brushwork to capture a mood and feeling. The use of cropped images and perspective often contribute to a level of abstraction in her work. Vibrant color and the tactile feeling of paint are also important elements in her process.
Nancy R. Karpf studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a degree
in Fine Arts. As a working artist living in Monmouth County, she continues to develop her work
in painting workshops with Grace Graupe-Pillard and James Kent. She currently resides in
Central New Jersey.
Two Eleven Broad, located on the main office corridor in charming Red Bank, NJ, is an
innovative adaptive reuse of a 62 year-old First Church of Christ Scientist sanctuary. The
property was converted into a LEED certified professional office building and provides space
for a community art gallery.
Gallery211, located on the second floor, is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.
For all other information contact Dawn DiCicco at 732-740-0398, email@example.com,
or go to dawndicicco.com; or Nancy Karpf at 732-618-3309, firstname.lastname@example.org, or go